Art & Pottery Workshops and Training

Art Classes in Manchester

We run programmes of creative workshops open to anyone over the age of 16 (apart from Saturday Art Clubs and Family Ceramics which are open to younger people). Spark your creativity with one of our art or pottery sessions and learn a new skill, connect with others or continue your professional development!

If you would like to receive an email when our new art and pottery classes in Manchester go live, you can sign up for the Public Creative Workshops mailing list here, and receive up-to-date, regular information about our exhibitions and events by subscribing to our Gallery Events mailing list. Or check here to see if we have any workshops now booking, alternatively, see below.

Please see cancellation policy and additional workshop-related information at the bottom of this page. 

December 2021 – March 2022

Workshop Title
Time, Date
Details & Bookings
Arc On Demand – New #ArtAtHome courses now available: bookmaking, creative writing, art journaling and photography. £10+Guided art workshops, done at your own pace! See all products here.

Pottery Courses: Handbuilding Ceramics (6 weeks), from January 5th


Mornings: details and bookings here.
Evenings: details and bookings here.

Pottery Wheel Course, starts January 21st£130Details and bookings here.
Saturday Ceramics: Painting On Clay£70Join ceramicist Alison Waters for a full day workshop exploring drawing onto clay. The session will start with an introduction to plate making, using a mould to form a clay platter. After lunch the clay will be exchanged for paper and ink and you will be guided through a variety of fun, explorative drawing exercises. Details and bookings here.
Saturday Caremics: Make a Hare£40Resident potter Sharon Giles guide you through handbuilding your own hare out of earthenware clay, using ceramic stains to add detail. Details and bookings here.
Artists Networking: Finance for FreelanceFREE donations welcomeArc’s Finance Manager talks you through some tools and tips to help you with your professional finances. Details and bookings here.
Video Making Skills For Creative People & Places Course£65A creative CPD course exploring the practical side of video making for artists, groups & venues. Details and bookings here.
Jesmonite Pots & Coasters£30Jesmonite is sort of an eco friendly version of plaster and concrete, which sets quickly, meaning the pieces will be ready to take home straight away. Caroline will demonstrate a range of effects, including terrazzo and marbling. You will then make a small pot and coaster. Details and bookings here.
Art Workshops in Manchester Leaflet (PDF) |  Click to view Facebook event pages
Click here for details about other exhibitions and events.
If you have any questions about booking, after you have attended a workshop or you would like to suggest particular types of training or workshops held at the centre, please contact us via You will find detailed visitor information including for parking and transport here.
Workshop Refund & Cancellation Policy
Free ticket cancellation
You can cancel your ticket via Eventbrite. If it is close to the session date, we kindly request that you recommend it to a friend or share it on social media, which would really help us to fill the space.
If you need to cancel a workshop
Please check dates and times carefully before booking. We understand that some unforseen circumstances may arise, so if you are unable to attend your booked workshop and it’s more than 14 days in advance of the start date, then we will try to offer a transfer to an alternative date or workshop. We appreciate that it is not always possible to find someone who can buy your ticket from you and will refund your ticket.
If cancellation is within 14 days of your workshop, I’m afraid we are unable to offer a refund due to the uncertainty of being able to fill the space at short notice. We understand that sometimes unforeseen circumstances may mean that you can’t attend so we are happy for you to send along a friend to take your place or to pass or sell it to somone – just let us know.
Our right to cancel a workshop
Should we need to cancel a workshop due to unforeseen circumstances, we will give you as much notice as possible of the cancellation. We will give you a full refund or if you prefer a transfer to an alternative available course, space permitting we will try to accommodate this.
Unfortunately, we cannot accept any liability for travel or other costs.
Tickets do not need to be printed.